Arthur Kipps, an orphaned draper’s assistant of humble means, unexpectedly inherits a large sum of money and that is when all his troubles begin. Wanting to marry above his social class, he has to learn how to lead a genteel life, but that is too much for him. You would think that his decision to revert to Ann, his boyhood love, would solve his problems and bring him back to earth and contentment. But even now the consequences of being wealthy are not easy to live with.
A poignant tale about ambition and social class in England in the early 20th century by H.G. Wells, a master of this genre, who drew on features of his own life to provide some of the material (Summary by Anthony)
Narrated by Anthony Ogus
For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org .
November 5, 2014 Subject:
Kudos to Anthony Ogus
Great reading of a story I loved. Wells not only conjured futuristic visions, he saw the reality of social and economic repression. His observations are sadly as true today as then. Plus H.G. was a far more sensual and romantic person than I thought. As in Mr. Lewisham, his love 'scenes' are very tender and real.